3. Naashon Hughes, OLB
Naashon Hughes projects as the perfect 3-4 outside linebacker, as he can do a little of both rushing the passer and dropping into coverage. He also brings experience at the position having played it at Texas.
Hughes has proven adept at adjusting on the fly. Throughout his career at Texas, he played for three separate coaches: Mack Brown, Charlie Strong and Tom Herman. Although that may have detrimental to his progress at Texas, it does show he has the mental capacity to adjust to different schemes. That should give him a leg up, as he tries to adjust to the quick pace of the NFL.
Throughout his career at Texas, Hughes racked up 141 total tackles, 20 for loss, 12.5 sacks and five pass deflections. His best year came in 2015 when he recorded 57 tackles, nine for a loss and 5.5 sacks. Hughes struggled to live up to those numbers his last two numbers, but finds himself in a favorable position in Green Bay. The Packers need depth at the back end of the outside linebacker position and Hughes might be able to capitalize on the opportunity.